2. Dec, 2017


“Green, already under investigation after accusations of sexual harassment, stood in for Theresa May at prime minister’s questions in the House of Commons this week. The first secretary of state had denied groping journalist Kate Maltby’s knee under a dinner table in 2015. He had denied that a great deal of pornography had been found on his work computer during an investigation in 2008. May ordered an inquiry into Maltby’s allegations, later expanded to include the 2008 material. Yet the prime minister was still happy for Green to take her place on Wednesday, saying he would “do a good job”. He made a complete hash of it.”

Mesmerised by Brexit and oblivious to the world, Britain staggers on, led by a band of wretched ministers, says the Guardian columnist Deborah Orr